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Arvo Part - Lamentate

Bleak, deep and curiously comforting

I’ve been devotedly in thrall to the pared down, often stripped to the bone, music of Arvo Part, for some years. 687 more words


Episode 205: Burning Off Impurities

Today’s episode is a bit mystic.

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John Zorn's Book of Angels - Reviewed

John Zorn wrote 300 compositions for the second Masada book, and rather than reform the already broken up Masada band he decided to give his songs to other artists and allow them to interpret the music. 1,523 more words

Reviews: Music

A Sense of Place: Mike Vass - In the Wake of Neil Gunn [Unroofed Records]

“We waved farewells until the ancient ruin on the rock shut out the white walls of the hotel and the figure of our hostess. Ten miles away Waternish Point lay low to the sea in a faint haze. 787 more words


John Adams - Harmonielehre

A razzle-dazzle Rattle-Battle!

A youngish Simon Rattle recorded this thrilling version of John Adams equally thrilling Harmonielehre in 1993, (and it was released in 1994) well in the middle of his tenure with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and it is a stunning, exhilarating ride. 723 more words


Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No 5 in D minor

Truth trapped in a pressure cooker

This extraordinary piece of music (the 5th Symphony – Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, 1960 recording) is here given a wondrous interpretation – though I do have one cavil (more of which later) 969 more words


Coming soon... Sea Shores by Polaroid Notes

After the release of our third volume of the Earthtones compilation series, we are pleased to announce our next physical edition ‘Sea Shores’ by German artist Polaroid Notes. 54 more words